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Liverpool and Napoli interested in Genk player

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Liverpool and Napoli are interested in the Genk midfielder Sander Berge, insists the club’s sporting director Dimitri De Conde.

The 21-year-old midfielder caught the eye of the Klopp’s side during the Champions League as the two clubs have played twice with Liverpool winning both games with 4-1 and 2-1.

Speaking to Radio Punto Nuovo, De Conde said: “Napoli are interested in Sander, it’s a possibility a deal could be done. We also know that Liverpool are interested and (Jurgen) Klopp, after the game at Anfield (in the Champions League), complimented him on his performance. There are clubs in Italy who are following Berge and Napoli could be one of them, but at this stage there are no offers on the table. From next week, things could change. We haven’t had any official contact with Napoli yet.”

He also stated they do not expect a completed deal before summer: “Berge to Napoli in January? We don’t know. We are currently fighting for our seasonal goals and we are in a complicated situation. Our intention is to hold on to Sander until the end of the season, but we can’t make any predictions,” he added.

Berge has made 20 appearances for Genk this season so far and has netted twice.

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